The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global non-profit institution for strategic talent management, recently shared details of its upcoming 2013 Learning and Leadership Development Conference. Held November 18-20, 2013 in Boston, the conference will focus this year on three principles critical to organizational success:
- Creating Transformative Leaders
- Building a Continuous Culture of Learning, and
- Tools and Skills Leadership Needs to Stay Relevant
According to a report from Deloitte, 54 percent of business leaders cite gaps in their leadership pipelines as one of their three most critical obstacles to growth. In addition, executive confidence in middle managers continues to deteriorate each year (from 66 percent in 2010 to 49 percent in 2012). While many think this is due to a weaker selection in current and potential talent, a more likely reason is criteria used for leadership selection and in-house leadership development.
HCIs Learning and Leadership Development Conference is designed to address the challenges of traditional leadership development programs and training to give attendees the insight needed to create a deeper, more transformative experience that produces a new type of leadership. As the business environment continues to evolve rapidly, leaders need to acquire a new set of skills and competencies, including social and mobile expertise, internal process improvement and the ability to embrace new decision-making methodologies such as big data.